Spirit in the Room [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Although it isn't the revelation or surprising, extraordinary achievement that his 2010 record Praise & Blame was, Spirit in the Room is another solid, very welcome set of stripped-back interpretations from Tom Jones, produced once again by Ethan Johns, making those comparisons to Johnny Cash's late-period recordings with Rick Rubin all the more fitting. Know that the songbook has changed from classic (spirituals, blues, and traditional numbers) to more contemporary (Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, the Low Anthem, and others) and that Jones and Johns are both in top form and you've got the picture, along with that same frustration that no matter how fun ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Although it isn't the revelation or surprising, extraordinary achievement that his 2010 record Praise & Blame was, Spirit in the Room is another solid, very welcome set of stripped-back interpretations from Tom Jones, produced once again by Ethan Johns, making those comparisons to Johnny Cash's late-period recordings with Rick Rubin all the more fitting. Know that the songbook has changed from classic (spirituals, blues, and traditional numbers) to more contemporary (Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, the Low Anthem, and others) and that Jones and Johns are both in top form and you've got the picture, along with that same frustration that no matter how fun "What's New Pussycat?" and "Sex Bomb" were, a couple more albums like this along the way would have been rich and rewarding. Jones joins the ranks of singers who have really "felt" Cohen's words in "Tower of Song," here in one of its most naked of performances, but as the dark carnival of Tom Waits' "Bad as Me" gives way to a frail, delicate, and lonely Richard Thompson song, it's obvious this one doesn't have that last one's purposeful layout, at least not until the fourth quarter. Exiting with the off-kilter and brittle "All Blues Hail Mary" (Joe Henry) and the spiritual/secular strangeness that's "Charlie Darwin" (Low Anthem) makes for a compelling suite, and while Spirit in the Room matches its predecessor on a track-by-track level, it's only in those last moments that the whole package seems as thematically sound and well designed. [The album was also released with bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2013
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661916326
  • Catalog Number: 619163
  • Sales rank: 27,452

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tower of Song (3:57)
  2. 2 Bad As Me (3:33)
  3. 3 Traveling Shoes (2:38)
  4. 4 All Blues Hail Mary (4:25)
  5. 5 Lone Pilgrim (3:04)
  6. 6 Hit or Miss (3:41)
  7. 7 Dimming of the Day (3:01)
  8. 8 (I Want To) Come Home (3:16)
  9. 9 Love and Blessings (4:23)
  10. 10 Soul of a Man (3:49)
  11. 11 Just Dropped In (4:36)
  12. 12 Charlie Darwin (4:45)
  13. 13 When the Deal Goes Down (5:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Jones Primary Artist, Vocals
Sam Dixon Bass Guitar
Ian Jennings String Bass
Ethan Johns Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Slide Guitar, chamberlain, E-bow, Optigan, Toy Drums
Richard Causon Piano, Accordion, Drums, Harmonium, Keyboards, Tambourine, Wurlitzer, Clavioline, Tack Piano
Stella Mozgawa Percussion, Drums, Brushes
Stile Antico Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Blind Willie Johnson Composer
Mickey Newbury Composer
Leonard Cohen Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Richard Thompson Composer
Tom Waits Composer
Tom Jones Composer
Kathleen Brennan Composer
Ethan Johns Composer, Producer
Odetta Felious Gordon Composer
Dominic Monks Engineer
Robin Baynton Engineer
Jeffrey Prystowsky Composer
Joseph Lee Henry Composer
Mark Woodward Executive Producer
Jocelyn Jager Adams Composer
Benjamin Knox Miller Composer
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